Posts Tagged ‘Fat Trel’

Wale’s Career Comes Full Circle with The Concert About Nothing

The short-notice show on H Street paid homage to the DMV scene that launched him.

The Breaks: New Music from Jay IDK, Fat Trel, and Oddisee

"But he taught me how to pour up, not how to get my diploma/How to disown a woman, and live off being dishonest"

The Breaks: The First Hip-Hop Happenings of 2015

New music from Fat Trel, videos from Awthentik and Rob Regal, and proof that Shy Glizzy's popularity is spreading

On Empire Falls, SmCity Debunks Local Rap Myths

"Wanna know the music bidness biggest challenge? Nobody gives a fuck about a nigga's talent."

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

A closer look at Chaz French's first project, plus new videos from Diamond District and Fat Trel, and the least-anticipated clip of Yung Gleesh dancing. Ever.

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

In this installation of the Breaks, I offer my thoughts on a Curren$y show at the Howard Theatre, an anticipated Fat Trel remix, a minute of brilliance from Rahiem Supreme and a weekend event you should know about if you don't already. 
Curren$y Entertains His Cult Following
Curren$y’s success is the fruit of his diligence, a dedication [...]

Here’s the Trillectro Festival Lineup

Headlined by Detroit’s resident A$$ shaker Big Sean (pictured) and trap-and-bass meme phenomenon Baauer (of Harlem Shake fame), this year’s Trillectro lineup could possibly cause a small earthquake around its new venue, RFK Fairgrounds, on August 23.
Hip-hop trio of the moment Migos, whose 2013 single "Versace" easily challenges Big Sean for the most repetitive verse ever, will be providing [...]

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

The first June installment of the Breaks features new videos from Beyond Modern and Shy Glizzy, a Logic interview with XXL magazine and a few local hip-hop shows this weekend. Oh, and Wale and Complex magazine finally made nice.
Wale and Complex Magazine Squash Their Beef
Following the phone call heard ‘round the Internet last December, the relationship [...]

Fat Trel Is Happy Because He’s “Rich As Fuck”

Fresh from performing with Rick Ross at Echostage last Friday, Fat Trel released a video for "Rich As Fuck" from his latest mixtape, Gleesh. The song, produced by All Star and featuring Trel’s best singing voice on the hook, has a summery vibe that goes unmatched by the concert- and studio-footage-heavy video. That doesn’t stop [...]

The Trouble With Fat Trel’s Semen-Centric Cover Art

I’m partial to rappers who know how to self-deprecate. Lil’ Wayne embraces his stature; Ol’ Dirty Bastard knew he was a creep. In an art form frequently powered by braggadocio, a little real-talk is refreshing.
So I’ve been poised to love Fat Trel from the start. His moniker rings true—Trel’s carrying a few extra, heavily tattooed [...]

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